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Bereavement Midwife (Band 7)

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust
Steeton, Keighley
£43,742 to £50,056 pro rata per annum
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
The post holder will be responsible for providing individualised care to parents experiencing pregnancy loss during the antenatal , intrapartum or postnatal period, and also support with future pregnancies.

Provide education and training on bereavement care to staff working in Maternity services.

Maintain a high standard of care using up-to-date evidence based practice for these families.

Ensure compliance with national directives through appropriate reporting of pregnancy losses.

The post holder will also provide statistical data for local and national reports.

The post holder will work flexibly to accommodate the ambition for a 5 day bereavement service.

Main duties of the job

Provide expert support and facilitation of staff in the provision of information, care, support and practical advice to women who choose to terminate their pregnancy

Be the named midwifery contact for bereaved parents in the postnatal period

Be the named lead and co-ordinator for women, families and staff5. Build close relations with internal/external agencies

To ensure HTA (Human Tissue Act) compliance

Provide expert advice and support to staff

Provide expert advice to staff in the practical assistance to parents with regards to Registration of birth and death and making funeral arrangements for their baby

Liaises with all members of the multi-disciplinary team to produce guidelines and protocols that reflect current practice. Advises regarding legislation relating to pregnancy loss.

Communicates regularly with staff, patients and their relatives

Supports the obstetrician during bereavement follow-up appointments

Works within the Midwives Rules and Standards with particular regard to the registration of Stillbirths.

Works with the mortuary staff

Implement change initiatives

Be up to date with professional developments in Midwifery

Ensure the provision of excellent infection control practices

To report to MBRRACE

To lead PMRT review meetings, submit surveillance data

To maintain a professional Midwifery registration.

About us

We are delighted to offer a wide range of benefits to employees including:
  • Cycle to Work
  • Travel Scheme
  • Childcare Vouchers with Salary Sacrifice
  • Onsite Nursery
  • Buying and Selling Annual Leave
  • Car Leasing
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Employee Health and Wellbeing
  • Extensive Reward Scheme
  • Counselling Service
  • Financial packages including Vivup and Wagestream
  • Staff Networks, Enable, Rainbow, Gender, Race Equality Ecoaware & Admin Network.

Our values:

We understand that it's down to the hard work, effort and dedication of our staff that makes a difference for our patients. Our people really do make our Airedale experience - we take pride in fostering a friendly, effective and caring work environment. Our values are part of our DNA, which are:
  • Committed to Quality of Care
  • Compassion
  • Working together for patients
  • Improving Lives
  • Everyone Counts
  • Respect and Dignity

Got questions before you apply, please contact the recruiting manager to find out more.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further details on this vacancy can be found in attached job description and the person specification

Person Specification



  • Knowledge of bereavement in pregnancy
  • Ability to debate current issues.
  • Knowledge and experience of management models and practices.
  • Understanding of statutory regulations


  • Visionary influence related to local and national initiatives specific to bereavement services.



  • Role model with good Midwifery skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to influence and motivate others.
  • Ability to make decisions and be accountable for them.
  • Negotiating skills and ability to resolve conflict.
  • IT expertise.
  • Ability to compile, analyse and disseminate complex information
  • Report and understanding writing
  • Resilient



  • Registered Midwife - currently practising
  • Teaching accreditation: ENB 997/PGCE or equivalent.
  • Evidence of recent further training / study.
  • Proven experience in all aspects of midwifery practice


  • Evidence of post graduate studies relating to midwifery care
  • Counselling qualification



  • Ability to demonstrate experience and understanding in bereavement care
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Demonstratable achievement in: o Developing self and other o Changing clinical practice


  • Proven recent leadership and management skills

Employer details

Employer name

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust


Airedale NHSFT

Skipton Road

Steeton, Keighley

BD20 6TD

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